News briefs, Jan. 4

Published 8:34 am Thursday, January 4, 2018

Lodge schedules country breakfast

Danville’s Franklin Masonic Lodge will have a country breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 6 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the lodge hall, 400 N. 4th Street. The menu will include pork tenderloin, country ham, sausage, bacon, pancakes, eggs, potatoes, biscuits, gravy, coffee, orange juice and pastries. Everyone welcome.

Post 15 to conduct safety traffic checkpoints

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Kentucky State Police, Post 15 will be conducting safety traffic checkpoints in the Post 15 area, which includes Washington, Marion, Taylor, Green, Casey, Russell, Adair, Metcalfe, Monroe, Clinton and Cumberland. Troopers will be checking for impaired drivers, children that are not properly restrained in child safety seats and informing the public about the use of seatbelts. These safety checkpoints will be conducted in various locations throughout the Post 15 area that are experiencing a high ratio of vehicular crashes resulting in injury and/or death compared to relatively low safety restraint usage ratio.

MLK Day events in Mercer County

HARRODSBURG — The 12th annual Martin Luther King Day event will be held Monday, Jan. 15 at Mercer Transformation former Harrodsburg High School with the theme “Reflecting on our past in order to build a brighter future.” Activities to participate in for the day include:  T-shirt Design Contest (shirts will be burgundy). Entry must be 8.5×11 (hand drawn or digitally produced) and submitted by Jan. 4 to the Mercer County Extension Office or via email at; Creative Expression Contest – contest is open to any individual. Winning entries will be shared at the Special Program. Must be related to this year’s theme and submitted by Jan. 4 at 4 p.m. to the Mercer County Extension Office or via email. Categories are speech, poem, song, other – three minutes or less; Banner Contest is open to any club, group or organization. The winning banner will  lead the Commemorative March. No size requirements or limitations, but must be related to this year’s theme. Events for Jan. 15 start at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and banner entires due – admission to breakfast consists of a donation to Mercer Transformation; 9 a.m. Commemorative March; and 9:30 a.m. Special Program. For more information, contact the Extension office at (859) 734-4378.